Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc.

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Calvin Christian Reformed Church

Grand Rapids, Michigan
3 manuals, 50 ranks; Year complete: 2009

The pipe organ at Calvin Christian Reformed Church was installed in 1957 by the Æolian-Skinner company. Enhancements were done by Æolian-Skinner in 1958, and again by local consultants in 1978. After 50 years of continuous use, the church decided to upgrade the organ controls, and to add ranks to increase its color and broadness of tone.

Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., of Warrensburg, MO rebuilt the console and controls in 2008, using new manuals and a Peterson ICS4000 control system. In 2009 Quimby also added five vintage ranks, all in the Æ-S tonal design, and totally cleaned and regulated the instrument.

It is one of the few organs of the American Classic design still remaining in the Grand Rapids area.

Article by Mr. Bruce Klanderman

Organ Specification

GREAT ORGAN
NamePitchPipes
Quintaton16'61
Principal8'61
Bourdon8'61
Spitzflote8'61
Octave4'61
Rohrflote4'61
Quint2-2/3'61
Super Octave2'61
IV-VI Mixture282
Trumpet (Pedal)8'12
Clarion (Pos)4'
Krummhorn (Pos)8'
Zimbelstern

SWELL ORGAN
NamePitchPipes
Rohrbourdun16'12
Geigen Principal8'68
Rohrflote8'68
Viola8'68
Viola Celeste8'56
Principal4'68
Harmonic Flute4'68
Octavin2'61
IV-VI Sharf288
Fagot16'68
Trompette8'68
Fagot8'
Hautbois4'68
Tremulant
Swell to Swell16'
Unison Off
Swell to Swell4'

POSITIV
NamePitchPipesDescription
Flauto Dolce16'
Nason Flute8'61
Quintaton (Gt)8'
Flauto Dolce8'68
Flute Celeste8'56
Prestant4'61
Koppelflote4'61
Flute Celeste4'
Principal2'61
Blockflote2'61
Larigot1-1/3'61
Sesquialtera II122
Cymbel III183
Krummhorn8'61
Trumpet8'61
Chimes20 tubes
Tremulant
Pos to Pos16'
Unison Off

PEDAL ORGAN
NamePitchPipes
Resultant32'
Principal16'32
Subbass16'32
Quintaton (Gt)16'
Rohrbordun (Sw)16'
Octave8'32
Bourdon8'12
Spitzflote (Gt)8'
Rohrflote (Sw)8'
Choral Bass4'32
Rohrflote (Gt) 4'
IV Mixture128
Bombarde16'32
Fagot (Sw)16'
Trompette8'12
Fagot (Sw)8'
Clarion4'12
Krummhorn (Pos)4'

COMBINATION PISTONS
NameDescription
Great1-5
Swell1-5
Positiv1-5
General1 to 15; 16 to 25 on Toe Studs

REVERSIBLE PISTONS
Name
Great to Pedal (plus toe stud)
Swell to Pedal
Positiv to Pedal
Swell to Great
Positiv to Great
Swell to Positiv
Full Organ (plus toe stud)

COUPLERS
NamePitch
Great to Pedal8'
Swell to Great16'
Swell to Positiv16'
Swell to Pedal8'
Swell to Great8'
Swell to Positiv8'
Swell to Pedal4'
Swell to Great4'
Swell to Positiv4'
Positiv to Pedal8'
Positiv to Great16'
Positiv to Great8'

Quimby Pipe Organs Inc.
P O Box 434
Warrensburg, Missouri 64093

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